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Do tansy flowers smell like honey?

Posted by stinkypink 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 14, 04 at 14:35

Hoping someone can help. I'm accidentally growing something that looks very much like tansy--tanacteum vulgare. I've read a bit about how its leaves have been used to repel pests and such, but I can't find anything that describes the scent of the flowers. If this is indeed what I have, the flowers smell strongly of honey. Can anyone confirm or deny this to help me make my plant ID?

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RE: Do tansy flowers smell like honey?

The flowers on my tansy plant have just opened this past week and have hardly any scent at all. The smell is similar to ox-eye daisies (C. leucanthemum). Anyone else?

RE: Do tansy flowers smell like honey?

I have dry tansy flowers and the smell is more close to the camphor smell not honey.

RE: Do tansy flowers smell like honey?

To me, tansy flowers smell like fly spray!

RE: Do tansy flowers smell like honey?

the whole plant smells like the foliage, rather acrid. i never noticed the flowers smelling any different than the plant

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